Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer and mom of two little ones. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
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Guest post--home dec with DIY details!

We've got a fun guest post today, by Design Shuffle, with a lovely collection of pics and ideas for DIY and sewing home dec details.  Check it out!

Hello all, Mari here for Design Shuffle, a fantastic social networking site for those who love interior design, professionals and enthusiasts alike. Thank you Suzannah for inviting me and Design Shuffle to share some of our favorite interior design ideas that include dressmaker details! As in great fashion design, dressmaker details in décor—pleats, ruffles, piping, buttons, ruching, fringe and many more—add stylish finishing touches that take a design from lovely to stunning. Whether on a little black dress, a ball gown or in a gorgeous interior space, we love dressmaker details!
Dressmaker Accents
Under Lock and Key via
What girl could resist any of these frilly pillows? As seen here, ruffles can circle, swirl or form intriguing intricate patterns. Lovely and appealing.

Dressmaker Living Room Design
The Decorista via
Going from fussy and girly above to simply stylish here, beautiful dressmaker details are easily spotted in this carefully designed living room. The button tufted sofa with feminine fringe is filled with toss pillows that show off beautifully restrained dressmaker details in piping and trim.

Blue Dining Room Design
Décor to Adore via
Annie Brahler is known for her Euro Trash style and her fabulous dressmaker details. Here in a blue dining room filled with decorating ideas, her slipcovered chairs show off tassel fringe and piping.

Dressmaker Living Room Design
The Enchanted Home via
Lots of dressmaker details to admire here, but we're most intrigued by the deep kick pleats on the sofa.

Dining Room Design
House of Turquoise via
The lime striped drapes with their smocked tops in this traditional dining room are so very reminiscent of the smocked yokes on baby girl dresses and baby boy rompers back in the day. A true dressmaker detail that once took hours to create by hand.

Furniture Slipcover Design
VT Interiors via
Like the gathered skirt on a simple gown, the full gathers of these pale gray slipcovers that sweep the floor are dressmaker details that translate beautifully into interior design.

Dressmaker Bedroom Design
My Pink Sketchbook via
From pleated ruffles to sleek flanges and monograms on the bedding, this space shows just how stunning dressmaker details can look in a bedroom design.

Dressmaker Bathroom Design
House of Turquoise via
And just because we love it… What could be more fun than a hot pink chair in a turquoise bath? Dressmaker details include a gathered skirt, piping and a satin bow. Not something we see every day. This guest post was designed by Design Shuffle, a network including Los Angeles interior designers to New York interior designers that showcase their portfolios and give inspiration to others.


  1. Gorgeous! I want to try making some of those frilly pillows!

    ♥ Gina Michele

  2. Thank you Suzannah for allowing us to guest post on your wonderful blog! Looks great!

  3. Thanks, @Kristen! I love the tufted sofas and girly colors...



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